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Website of the CEFG Group online now! (www.cefg.eu.)

24 October 2014

The latest news and developments of the European City Economic and Financial Governance (CEFG) Group are now publicly accessible at www.cefg.eu.

As previously explained, this strategic high-level group led by the City of Barcelona (ES), unites the Cities of Dublin (IE), Hamburg (DE), the City of London (UK), Milan (IT) and Vienna (AT) to create a space for mutual learning and benchmarking in the field of economic and financial governance. By exploring the harmonisation of public financial management and accounting practices, this group aims for a significant leap towards transparency, accountability and sustainability of public finances, and consequently for a change of politics towards becoming a guarantor of Europe’s economic competitiveness, its social policies and thus ultimately the wellbeing of its citizens.

The EPSA 2015 winners are…

Supra-local and local award: Every Child Safe Forever – The Development of Relentless Family Case Management and the End of Parole and Other Court Orders, submitted by the Youth Protection Amsterdam Region (NL)
European, national and regional award: BQ-Portal – The Information Portal for Foreign Professional Qualifications, submitted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (DE)
Cross-cutting award: Urban Environment and Health, submitted by the Barcelona Provincial Council (ES)
Read more about the EPSA 2015 final event and award ceremony

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